Learning and Development Specialist
Better Tomorrows is a mission-focused organization working to alleviate poverty and provide programs, supportive services, and case management to over 26,000 low-income residents of affordable housing in 100 communities across the country. Our mission is to help individuals and communities thrive. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, results-driven individual to join our growing team and fast-paced environment focused on making an impact in people’s lives.
This position is based in Marlton, NJ but requires the employee to travel nationally on a regular basis for training.
Program Curriculum Development
Create and maintain program curricula in the areas of Out of School Time (afterschool and summer enrichment), Parental Engagement, Healthy Living, Financial Stability, and Case Management.
Create additional grant-related program curricula as needed.
Design and develop a variety of training materials to train, mentor, and coach staff in performing their job functions.
Plan professional trainings and/or technical assistance relating to program implementation.
Consult with managers and subject matter experts to identify performance improvement and development opportunities for staff.
Develop training programs in a variety of formats including classroom and virtual-webinar.
Maintain and update training curriculum and course material to reflect current programs and services offered by staff and policies and procedures.
Research and utilize innovative design and delivery approaches.
Create valid assessment tools to measure learning, knowledge retention, and performance.
Conduct trainings and professional development sessions with staff including during onboarding and throughout the year.
Facilitate training programs using sound adult learning methods. Facilitation may include delivery in-person or via webinar.
Ensure training is conducted in an engaging, practical, impactful, and cost-effective manner.
Support the Fund Development Team in securing and implementing grants as they relate to programming.
Collaborate with the Director of Program Development and Evaluation to innovate programs based upon collected data and research.
Support Leadership team as needed.
Collaborate with HR function to enhance all staff’s ability to improve their skill sets and provide continuing education opportunities to the whole organization.
Required experience, skills, and experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Organizational Development, or Business and three to five years of related work experience. Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience designing and implementing professional development for adults
Experience designing and writing youth curriculum, preferably for grades K-8, and/or creating curricular-based tools and resources
Experience designing and facilitating trainings and/or working with adults in a learning environment, in the classroom and/or in an online setting
Experience working with children and youth (preferably in a low-income community) in out-of-school time programs preferred
Advanced understanding of adult learning principles
Proficiency in Microsoft office suite and other computer software database programs
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Fund Development experience preferred
Self-starter and creative thinker
Able to multi-task
Enjoy working in a fast paced environment
*Position is required to maintain a valid driver's license and have access to reliable transportation*
Pre-employment checks are required before employment can begin.
Better Tomorrows is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
No phone calls please.
To apply please send cover letter and resume to: